Blackfin Tuna

These short yet robust, swift predators prefer open seas while limiting themselves to western and southern regions of the Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Rio de Janeiro, including the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Not targeted only for sport, Blackfin Tuna (more commonly, Albacore) are extremely important to the commercial fishing industry. A highly migratory species, Blackfin Tuna prefer to school in more temperate waters during summer months, while remaining most accessible near the coast of Florida during other seasons.

White on bottom and dark along the upper back ridge, this fish exhibits a faint pattern of vertical bars along the dorsal and lateral regions. They have football shaped bodies, with slight yellow coloration on the sides and finlets. Relatively larger eyes and smaller pectoral fins distinguish them from other tuna. One of the smaller species of Tuna, the Blackfin is small and compact, frequently taken at sizes of less than two feet in length, and approaching seven pounds. The largest Blackfin Tuna ever caught weighed 45 pounds, eight ounces.

Blackfin Tuna stick to clean water and warm temperatures. They commonly school with other species, like the Skipjack Tuna, and thus compete for common prey, such as smaller fish, squid, shrimp, and crabs. These swift, open sea predators feed by straining such meals from the water, or engulfing it whole. Quick and agile, these fish remain alert and wary of their chief predators, the Blue Marlin and Mahi Mahi.

Highly sought after for taste and consumption by commercial and recreational fishing industries alike, the Blackfin Tuna is also respected by anglers for its exceptional fighting ability. A truly satisfying catch, this fish rewards invested effort in countless ways; not only regarded for strength and spirtit, but also as an exceptional meal.

Blackfin Tuna Fishing Charters

Miami

Top Gun Charters

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One of Miami's top guns. They offer many trips, including specialty trips like overnight Tuna trips and day and night Swordfish excursions.

$1000 - min rate

Naples

A & B Charters

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Captain Allen Walburn has over 40 years of experience fishing the water of Southwestern Florida. He offers half-day, full-day, and multi-day trips to the Dry Tortugas for those who want a lifetime fishing trip

$500 - min rate

Ft Lauderdale

Taco’s Hooked Up Sportfishing

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Captain Taco, the jovial captain of the Hooked Up, loves to make people laugh, but fishing is at his core, and he loves to help his guests have an unforgettable day on the water.

$700 - min rate

Treasure Island

T-Kat Fishing Charters

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Enjoy rod-bending thrills and excitement with Captain Tom aboard the T-Kat, a 31'Sportfishing Boat built for fishing and has room for six anglers to fish comfortably.

$600 - min rate

Venice

Paradise Outfitters

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If you are looking for world-class fishing in Venice, Louisiana, look no further than Paradise Outfitters. They are a premier charter voted the best fishing guide in New Orleans.

$2600 - min rate

Galveston

Texas Saltwater Adventures

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Fishing the waters off Galveston, Surfside and Freeport, Captain Leaf Potter makes every fishing trip full of excitement and unforgettable moments.

$650 - min rate

Miami

Capt. Jay’s Deep Sea Fishing

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The Spellbound, a 57' custom built fishing boat, can seat up to 20 people and is captained by two of the most experienced captains in Miami, Captain Jay and Captain Manny.

$750 - min rate

Fort Lauderdale

Lady Helen Fishing Charters

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Off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale is the northbound Gulfstream current, where hard-hitting Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, Tuna and trophy Sailfish and Captain Jeff has been fishing these waters for over 30 years.

$600 - min rate

Galveston

Aqua Safari Charters

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Enjoy an exciting day in Galveston, Texas, on the water. We specialize in offshore, deep-sea, and Galveston jetty fishing charters.

$65 - min rate

St. Petersburg

Early Riser Charters

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Captain Kenny Keen, a captain with over 25 years of experience, targets all kinds of bottom fish like Grouper and Snapper, reef fish like Amberjack and Cobia, and trophy fish like Mahi Mahi and Tuna.

$775 - min rate

Biloxi

Spray Ya Later Charters

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One of the premier Biloxi fishing charters, Spray Ya Later Charters(SYL) takes your fishing experience to a whole new level.

$800 - min rate

Clearwater

Gulfstream II Charters

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One of the largest and longest-running charter companies on Florida's west coast. They have a fleet of four of the best fishing vessels in Clearwater.

$600 - min rate